Last updated Dec. 10, 2020

Coachella Valley Independent is a publication of Coachella Valley Independent LLC. The Coachella Valley Independent offers the Coachella Valley Independent website (the “website”), to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all of the terms, conditions, policies and notices stated on the website. By using the website, you signify your assent to these Terms and Conditions and any subsequent modifications. The Coachella Valley Independent may revise these Terms and Conditions from time to time by updating this posting, with the new terms taking effect on the date of posting. You should review these Terms and Conditions every time you use this website as they are binding upon you.

Personal and Noncommercial Use

The Coachella Valley Independent site is for your personal and noncommercial use. As a condition to your continued use of the webite, you warrant to Coachella Valley Independent that you will not use the website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions.

Copyrights

The Coachella Valley Independent retains full copyright ownership, rights and protection in all material contained on the Coachella Valley Independent, including but not limited to material submitted by community contributors. Except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions, you may not copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, rewrite, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any material contained on the website without the prior consent of the copyright owner. You agree not to modify any documents, graphics, images or other material found on this website.

You may, however make single copies of materials displayed on the Coachella Valley Independent website for your own personal and noncommercial use only, provided any copies include the copyright and other notices displayed with the materials on the website. You may not distribute such copies to others, whether or not for a charge or other consideration, without prior written permission from the Coachella Valley Independent or the copyright owner of the copied material.

None of the material contained on the Coachella Valley Independent site may be reverse-engineered, disassembled, decompiled, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, translated into any language or computer language, retransmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photo reproduction, recordation or otherwise), resold or redistributed without the prior written consent of the Coachella Valley Independent. All content of the Coachella Valley Independent is copyright Coachella Valley Independent. All rights reserved.

Disclaimer of Warranties

Neither the Coachella Valley Independent nor its employees, agents, third party information providers, merchants, licensors or the like warrant that the website or its operation will be accurate, reliable, uninterrupted or error-free. If your use of the Coachella Valley Independent results in the need for servicing or replacing property, material, equipment or data, the Coachella Valley Independent is not responsible for those costs. No agent or representative has the authority to create any warranty regarding the website on behalf of the Coachella Valley Independent. The Coachella Valley Independent reserves the right to change or discontinue at any time any aspect or feature of the website.

The Coachella Valley Independent does not assume any liability for the contents of any material provided on the website. Reliance on any information presented on the website, other than that which you provided, is at your own risk. The Coachella Valley Independent reserves the right to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the website at any time.

You acknowledge that, in connection with the website, information will be transmitted over local exchange, interexchange and Internet backbone carrier lines and through routers, switches and other devices owned, maintained and serviced by third party local exchange and long distance carriers, utilities, Internet service providers and others, all of which are beyond the control and jurisdiction of the Coachella Valley Independent. Accordingly, the Coachella Valley Independent assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the website.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON Coachella Valley Independent IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. Coachella Valley Indpendent MAKES NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS OR TIMELINESS OF THE WEBSITE CONTENT, SOFTWARE TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS, OR ABOUT RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED FROM USING THE WEBSITE OR Coachella Valley Independent SERVICES.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL Coachella Valley Independent OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED AT THE WEBSITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY COSTS, DAMAGES AND EXPENSES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, HEALTH PROBLEMS, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE Coachella Valley Independent WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT OF THE WEBSITE WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT Coachella Valley Independent IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Coachella Valley Independent SHALL BE LIABLE TO YOU ONLY FOR GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT OF ACTUAL DAMAGES INCURRED BY YOU, NOT TO EXCEED U.S. $100.00 (ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS). BECAUSE SOME STATES AND COUNTRIES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. REMEDIES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT ARE EXCLUSIVE AND ARE LIMITED TO THOSE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED FOR IN THIS AGREEMENT.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold the Coachella Valley Independent, its officers, directors, employees and agents, content contributors, licensors and suppliers harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your use of the Coachella Valley Independent website in a manner that violates or is alleged to violate these Terms and Conditions. Coachella Valley Independent shall provide you with prompt notice of any such claim, suit or proceeding and shall reasonably cooperate with you, at your expense, in your defense of any such claim, suit or proceeding.

Links/Advertisements

The Coachella Valley Independent website may link to other sites operated by third parties. The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by the Coachella Valley Independent of the sites, but is for your reference and convenience only. The Coachella Valley Independent has not reviewed all of the sites linked to the website and is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to the Coachella Valley Independent. Nor does the Coachella Valley Independent recommend or endorse any specific tests, products or procedures that may be mentioned on or represented in advertisements on the website. Visiting off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk and subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use of any hyper-linked site.

The Coachella Valley Independent website also contains advertisements by third parties. Unless otherwise specifically stated on the website, the Coachella Valley Independent does not endorse or make any representation regarding the liability, quality, or accuracy of any products or services featured in, or linked to any advertisement that appears on the website.

Unless otherwise prohibited under these Terms and Conditions, you are hereby licensed to create hyperlinks to the content on the Coachella Valley Independent website, provided that the hyperlink accurately describes the content as it appears on the website. The Coachella Valley Independent reserves the right to revoke this license generally, or your right to use specific links, at any time. Under no circumstances may you “frame” the website or any of its content or copy portions of the Coachella Valley Independent website to a server, except as part of an Internet service provider’s incidental caching of pages. Each page within the Coachella Valley Independent must be displayed in full (including all trademarks, branding, advertising and promotional materials), without any accompanying frame, border, margin, design, branding, trademark, advertising or promotional materials not originally displayed on the page within the Coachella Valley Independent.

Termination

You agree that the Coachella Valley Independent may terminate your use of the website, if the Coachella Valley Independent reasonably believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms and Conditions of Use, or violated the rights of the Coachella Valley Independent or any third party, or for any reason with or without notice to you. You agree that the Coachella Valley Independent may modify or discontinue the Coachella Valley Independent, with or without notice to you. You agree that the Coachella Valley Independent will not be liable to you or any third party as a result of such modification or discontinuation.

General Provisions

You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with the Coachella Valley Independent, or in any way relating to your use of the Coachella Valley Independent (“Legal Action”), resides in the courts of California. You further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of California in connection with any such dispute. Any Legal Action that is subject to the jurisdiction of federal courts shall be instituted in a federal court. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of California, without regard to conflict of law principles. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions are found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition. Any cause of action you may have with respect to cvindependent.com must be commenced within one year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred.

Notice

The Coachella Valley Independent may deliver notice to you under these Terms and Conditions by means of electronic mail, a general notice on the Coachella Valley Independent, or by written communication delivered by first class U.S. mail to your address on record in the Coachella Valley Independent’s account information. You may give notice to Jimmy Boegle of the Coachella Valley Independent at any time via electronic mail to jboegle@cvindependent or by letter delivered by first class postage prepaid U.S. mail to the following address:

Coachella Valley Independent
31855 Date Palm Drive, Suite 3-263
Cathedral City, CA 92234


Coachella Valley Independent Privacy Policy

This policy explains how the Coachella Valley Independent may collect, use and aggregate personal information about you on cvindependent.com. The Coachella Valley Independent respects your personal privacy and is committed to protecting it.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, you should first contact the Coachella Valley Independent in one of the following ways:

Mailing Address:
Coachella Valley Independent
31855 Date Palm Drive, Suite 3-263
Cathedral City, CA 92234

Email: jboegle@cvindependent.com

Phone: 760-904-4208

For each visitor to the www.cvindependent.com site, the Coachella Valley Independent’s servers automatically collect information about which pages are visited and the IP address or domain name of visitors. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website. Your IP address is not linked to personally identifiable information but is used to gather broad demographic information. This information helps us tailor and improve your experience on the website.

Information we collect

General: Portions of the Coachella Valley Independent require visitors to provide personally identifiable information that may include your name, age, address, e-mail address, credit-card number and facts about your consumer-buying habits. We do not, however, knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.

Surveys: We may conduct periodic online surveys. For example, visitors to www.cvindependent.com may see a pop-up window asking them to voluntarily participate in a user survey.

Website usage: We automatically collect IP addresses and website usage information from you when you visit our site. This information helps us evaluate how our visitors use and navigate our websites on an aggregate basis, including the number and frequency of visitors to each web page, the length of their visits, their browser type and their operating systems.

How we use information that is collected

The Coachella Valley Independent may use information collected from visitors in the following ways:

* To improve existing features or develop new features, products and services by analyzing how site features are being used.

* To award prizes in contests or promotions. Participation in some contests or promotions may require visitors to agree to be contacted by the Coachella Valley Independent.

* To provide advertisers or other third parties with aggregate information about our user base and usage patterns. Personally identifiable information is kept private and not distributed to third parties.

* To send e-mail notifications about new or existing products and services, special offers, or to otherwise contact you. These contacts are on an opt-in basis only, based on the preferences you have specified with the Coachella Valley Independent.

Children/direct notice to parents

The Coachella Valley Independent will not knowingly collect any personal information from individuals under 13 years of age without parental consent. Where appropriate, the Coachella Valley Independent will specifically instruct children not to submit such information on our site and/or will take reasonable steps to ensure parental consent to such submission.

Parental consent will be required in the event the Coachella Valley Independent provides a feature or event such as a contest or promotion that requires submission of information by children. Notice may be provided in a number of ways, including sending an e-mail message or notice by postal mail. At any time, you may write to us at jboegle@cvindependent.com to request a summary of any information we have retained as part of such activities or to ask that it be deleted.

Parents should be aware that the Coachella Valley Independent’s Privacy Policy will govern our use of personal data, but that information which is voluntarily given by children (or others) in chat sessions, e-mail exchanges, bulletin boards or the like may be used by other parties to generate unsolicited mail. The Coachella Valley Independent encourages all parents to instruct their children in the safe and responsible use of their personal data while using the Internet.

Cookies

The Coachella Valley Independent may place a “cookie” on the browser of your computer. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. The use of cookies is common in the Internet industry, and many major websites use them to provide useful features to their customers. The cookie itself does not contain any personally identifying information, but may be used to tell when your computer has contacted the Coachella Valley Independent site. The Coachella Valley Independent uses the information for editorial purposes and for other purposes such as delivery of features and advertisements, so that the Coachella Valley Independent can customize delivery of information specific to your interests without compromising privacy. For example, cookies may be used to ensure that you will not see the same ads too often in a single session. We also may use cookies to save your passwords so you don’t have to re-enter it each time you visit portions of our site.

Registration

The Coachella Valley Independent requests voluntary registration. These forms require you to give us personally identifiable information, which may include contact information (like your name and e-mail address) and unique identifiers. If you so signify beforehand, we may use your contact information from the registration form to send you information about our company and promotional material from some of our partners. Unique identifiers are collected only for use as account numbers in our record system. We do not disclose any unique identifiers to any third parties.

The information collected from these registration forms is used to improve existing features or develop new features, products and services by analyzing how site features are being used. Such information may be shared with third parties on an aggregate basis.

Demographic and profile data

We also may collect demographic and profile data from you as part of the registration process (i.e., your ZIP code, sex, income level, interest in certain topics). We may use this data to tailor your experience at our site, showing you content we think you might be interested in, displaying the content according to your preferences and informing you of upcoming events on our site. We also share certain demographic and profile data with advertisers and business partners on an aggregated basis.

The Coachella Valley Independent will disclose account information only in special cases, such as (i) to comply with valid legal requirements, such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or (ii) when the Coachella Valley Independent has reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who, intentionally or unintentionally, may be causing injury or harm to Voachella Valley Independent users or other persons or violating the Terms of Service of this site.

Links

This site contains links to other sites. The Coachella Valley Independent is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, including any sites that may indicate a special relationship or partnership with the Coachella Valley Independent (such as co-branded pages and “powered by” relationships) or the sites of Coachella Valley Independent advertisers that you go to by clicking on a banner ad on the www.cvindependent.com site. The Coachella Valley Weekly does not disclose unique identifiers to those responsible for the linked sites. The linked sites, however, may collect personal information from you when you link to their site. This collecting of information is not subject to the Coachella Valley Independent’s control. To ensure protection of your privacy, always review the privacy policy of the sites you visit by linking from our website.

Advertisements

We display advertisements on our website. These ads may contain cookies. We do not have access to this information, nor do we control its use. The Coachella Valley Independent does not provide any personally identifiable data regarding users to our advertisers.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

E-mail Notices

The Coachella Valley Independent may send a variety of e-mails to registered users who post items. These e-mails include but are not limited to confirmations and notices that information has been received, rejected, etc.. These e-mails are a necessary feature for the Coachella Valley Independent. If you do not want to receive such e-mail notices, please do not post items at cvindependent.com.

Notification of changes

This Privacy Statement may be revised over time as new features are added to the Coachella Valley Independent or as Internet security and privacy standards evolve. We will post those changes prominently so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose it to anyone. We do, however, recommend that you read this Privacy Statement each time you use the Coachella Valley Independent, in case you missed our notice of changes to the Privacy Policy.

Correcting and updating information

The Coachella Valley Independent permits you to correct or update personally identifiable information that you have previously provided to us. To do so, submit the changes directly through the site feature in question or send e-mail to jboegle@cvindependent.com indicating the information that you wish to be corrected or updated.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this site, you signify your acceptance of the terms of the Coachella Valley Independent Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Coachella Valley Independent site and exit the site immediately. Your continued use of the www.cvindependent.com site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, the practices of the Coachella Valley Independent site, or your dealings with the Coachella Valley Independent, you can contact us at any time by sending electronic mail to jboegle@cvindependent.com, or by sending a letter delivered by first class postage prepaid U.S. mail to the following address:

Coachella Valley Independent
31855 Date Palm Drive, Suite 3-263
Cathedral City, CA 92234


Comments Policy

Comments and debate are welcome at CVIndependent.com, but the following will be removed by our administrator:

• Potentially libelous comments.

• Obscene, racist or bigoted comments.

• Personal attacks, insults, or threatening language. Name-calling will not be tolerated.

• Plagiarized material.

• Private, personal information published without consent.

• Comments totally unrelated to the topic of the post.

• Commercial promotions or spam.

• Hyperlinks to material that is not directly related to the discussion.

• Comments that are duplicated on multiple stories or articles.

• Comments that are typed in all caps. That’s shouting.

• Comments using fake names or fake email addresses.

By posting a comment you agree to indemnify the Coachella Valley Independent and its officers and employees from and against all liabilities, judgments, damages, and costs (including attorney’s fees) incurred by any of them which arise out of or are related to the comments that you post. Comments are intended only for the personal use of our readers, and may not be used for commercial purposes or for organized political activity.

The Coachella Valley Independent reserves the right to monitor comments, and remove any that it deems, in its sole discretion, to be abusive, defamatory, in violation of the copyright, trademark right, or other intellectual property right of any third party, or otherwise inappropriate. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Coachella Valley Independent is not obligated to take any such actions, and will not be responsible or liable for comments posted on the website.

If you do not agree to these terms, do not use the comments, as violation of the terms can lead to legal liability.


Corrections Policy

We strive for truth and accuracy in all of our reporting. Our reporters carefully check facts with primary sources and, when necessary, documents and other sources, before reporting them.

We promptly correct any errors. If the error is factual in nature—that is, more than a simple typo or misspelling—we add a note to the end of the article noting that a correction has been made and detailing what was corrected.

If you find an error in our reporting, please describe the error in an email to jboegle@cvindependent.com.