Terms and Conditions of Use

General

The First Public Website is available for use under these terms and conditions. The use of this site constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions. Please read these terms and conditions carefully. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, your use of this site is not authorized by First Public. This agreement applies to the use of any resources available through the First Public site, including message boards, published content, and secured material.

Use of Content

This site is copyright-protected. Unless otherwise stated, copyright or similar rights are reserved for all material presented on the site, including but not limited to audio and video clips, graphics, and links. First Public authorizes you to view and download material from our site, provided the information is for your personal use. Unauthorized use of these materials may violate copyright laws. All copyright and other proprietary notices in the original material must be retained on any copy you make of the original material. You may not sell, distribute, or publish any content you obtain from this site without permission.

Rules of Conduct

You agree to use this website for lawful purposes only. You may not use this site to transmit any content that is abusive, vulgar, obscene, hateful, fraudulent, unlawful, threatening, harassing, or defamatory. Content includes, but is in no way limited to, content that is viewable by others on the site, comments, and artwork.

Links to External Websites

As a convenience to our visitors, the First Public Website has links to external Websites that are owned and operated by third parties. First Public makes no representation whatsoever regarding the content of any other websites that you may access from this site. When linking to an external site, please understand that it is independent from www.firstpublic.com, and we have no control over the content on that website. A link to a non-First Public website does not mean that we endorse or accept any responsibility for its content or use. First Public does not guarantee the availability or accuracy of content on any site linking to our website. It is the user’s responsibility to check each site for its own privacy statement and terms and conditions of use.

Accessibility

First Public’s goal is for continuous access, 24 hours per day, to our website. However, there may be times when the site is unavailable due to routine maintenance. Maintenance times are selected after identifying peak usage times to avoid the site being down during those periods.

Limitations of Liability

First Public does not guarantee that service will be uninterrupted or error-free. Content is provided on an "as is," as-available basis. First Public does not guarantee that any file available for downloading is free of viruses or similar contamination or destructive features.

IP Addresses

We collect IP addresses (the Internet address of a computer) to track use—individual users remain anonymous. We analyze this data for trends and statistics about page viewing frequency and sequence to improve our site and the services we offer. We do not link your IP address to anything personally identifiable. Nevertheless, you should know that, if necessary, an IP address, including yours, can and will be used to identify anyone responsible for threatening the integrity or security of the site or our computer systems and information networks.

Cookies

First Public uses cookies (text files placed on your hard drive by a web server) to monitor website usage and to help personalize your browsing experience. Cookies are uniquely assigned to your computer and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.

You may have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you usually can modify your browser settings to decline them. Alternately, you may be able to modify your browser settings to notify you each time a cookie is tendered, allowing you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis. If you choose to decline cookies, however, you may not have access to the full functionality of the First Public Website, including the secured-access areas.

Copyright and Other Intellectual Property

Any trademarks, logos, and service marks displayed on this site are the property of First Public. Any unauthorized use or misuse of these intellectual properties or unauthorized use of any contents of this site will be subject to all appropriate remedies, including appropriate legal action.

Changes

Please review this Terms and Conditions of Use document periodically, as we may update it from time to time.

BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ITS TERMS.