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Content Submission

When submitting content to, please do not submit content that:

  • contains vulgar, profane, abusive, racist or hateful language or expressions, text, photographs or illustrations that are pornographic or 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
  • 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 advertising, 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 without the express permission of the owner of that material
  • uses or attempts to use another's account, password, service or system except as expressly permitted by the Terms of Service uploads or transmits viruses or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files
  • disrupts, interferes with, or otherwise harms or violates the security of or any services, system resources, accounts, passwords, servers or networks connected to or accessible through News-Press Online or affiliated or linked sites
  • 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 emails or subjects

Interactivity areas, discussion forums, and reader submitted content areas, are intended to encourage an exchange of ideas and opinions. These areas are offered to all users of the site. The Maryville Forum reserves the right to refuse to post any content on our site at any time, for any reason. The Maryville Forum at its discretion will make decisions as to whether content violates any posting rule.

Before publication on, The Maryville Forum staff reviews all content submitted for posting. Staff may edit submitted content for space considerations and content at their discretion. Any submitted content that includes, but is not limited to the following, will be edited or refused. If repeated violations occur, The Maryville Forum reserves the right to cancel user access to without advanced notice.

User Privacy

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Website. These companies may use information (not including any Personally-Identifying Information) about your visits to the Website and other websites that are contained in Web Cookies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. Using a tool created by the Network Advertising Initiative, you can opt out of several third-party ad servers' and networks' Web Cookies simultaneously. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please complete the following links:,, or Please contact us if you would like to know the identity of the third-party advertising companies we are currently using to serve ads.

We may allow advertisers to choose the characteristics of users who will see their advertisements, and we may use any of the Non-Personally Identifying Information we have collected (including information you may have decided not to show to other users, such as your birth year or other sensitive personal information or preferences) to select the appropriate audience for those advertisements. We do not identify you to the advertiser.

Website Content

The information, content, services and software displayed on, transmitted through, or used in connection with The Maryville Forum and its website, including for example materials such as writings, software, music, works of art, graphics, logos, trademarks, photographs, and the like, hereafter referred to as "content", as well as the selection and arrangement of content is owned by The Maryville Forum.

Users may use the content online only, and solely for your personal, non-commercial use, and you may download or print a single copy of any portion of the content solely for your personal non-commercial use, provided you do not remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from such content.

If you operate a web site and wish to link to, you may do so provided full credit is given to The Maryville Forum website and you agree to cease such link upon request from The Maryville Forum.

Subscriptions and Archive Accounts

Subscribers of The Maryville Forum and accept responsibility for all activities that occur under their account or password, and agree not to sell, transfer or assign membership rights. We reserve the right to terminate subscriptions of users who violate these Posting and Interactivity Rules.

Users are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their password and for restricting access to their computer so others outside their household may not access using your name in whole or in part without our permission. If you believe that someone has accessed the using your user name and password without your authorization, email us immediately.

For all such information and material, users grant The Maryville Forum a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, store, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works from such information, in any form, of any kind now existing or developed in the future.

Users also grant The Maryville Forum the right to use any material, information, ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any communication sent to us for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information. All rights in this paragraph are granted without the need for additional compensation of any sort to the submitter.

Transactions and Ecommerce

During an individual’s visit to our site, they may elect to engage in a transaction involving the purchase of a product such as a newspaper subscription, a print or online advertisement or other tangible goods and services. To serve users most efficiently, credit card transactions and order fulfillment are often handled by a third party processing agent, bank or distribution institution. The Maryville Forum and its vendors make every effort to ensure secure transactions through the use of encrypted security software. While in most cases transactions are completed without difficulty, there is no such thing as "perfect security" on the Internet or offline.

The Maryville Forum cannot take responsibility for the success or security of transactions undertaken or processed by third parties. On occasion, a product or service may not be available at the time or the price as it appears in an advertisement. In such event, or in the event a product is listed at an incorrect price or with incorrect information due to typographical error, technology effort, error in the date or length of publication, or error in pricing or product information received from our advertisers or suppliers, you agree The Maryville Forum is not responsible for such errors or discrepancies.

Any communications with any other party through, including advertisers, for the purpose of communication or transactions, are solely between the user and that third party. For example, certain areas of may offer links to other businesses or ecommerce transactions with that third party. Under no circumstances will The Maryville Forum be liable for any goods, services, resources or content available through such third party dealings or communications. Please review carefully that third party's policies and practices and make sure you are comfortable with them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints concerns or questions relating to materials provided by third parties should be forwarded directly to the third party.

The Maryville Forum Moderation

The Maryville Forum may modify, suspend or discontinue or restrict the use of any portion of, including the availability of content at any time, without notice or liability. The Maryville Forum may also deny access to the any person or user at any time for any reason. The Maryville Forum may refuse the right to transfer the rights and obligations of any user or reader at any time for any reason.

User Age Restrictions

Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any personal information (such as their names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers) over the Internet, to The Maryville Forum or to anyone else. The Maryville Forum will not knowingly allow anyone under 13 to register with on this site or to provide any other personal information.

Advertising Information

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when users visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during user visits to this and other web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information.

RSS Use Policy

By accessing Really Simple Syndication ("RSS") feeds, users consent to be bound by the following terms and conditions which govern your use of the RSS feeds. Those who do not agree to all of the terms and conditions should not access our RSS feeds.

The RSS feeds are provided solely for the purpose of allowing individuals to view headlines from, within news readers and blogs for their personal, noncommercial use. Any other uses of the RSS feeds are strictly prohibited.

The St. Joseph News-Press retains all ownership and other rights in the RSS feeds, including all rights under copyright. Users may not edit or modify the text, content, or links supplied in the RSS feeds.

Users may not display the RSS feeds in any manner that does not permit immediate linking to, redirection to, or delivery of the applicable Users may not frame or otherwise control the browser window, if any, in which the appropriate web page opens, nor may the user insert any jump pages or other intermediate or interstitial pages between the RSS link and the applicable No content, including any advertisements or other promotional content, may be added to the RSS feeds.

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