Terms & Conditions

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY TO UNDERSTAND HOW WE HANDLE YOUR INFORMATION. BY USING OUR SERVICES, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS, INCLUDING OUR PRIVACY POLICY, AND HOW WE COLLECT, USE AND SHARE YOUR INFORMATION AS SET FORTH BELOW. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON MEMBERSHIPS FOR ANY REASON. 

 

WEBSITE TERMS OF USE

All use of this website [www.thesojofiles.com] is subject to the following Terms and Conditions.  These Terms and Conditions apply to the SoJo Files, its affiliates, partners and other business ventures.  Any additional terms and conditions that relate to specific SoJo Files services should be read in conjunction with these Terms and Conditions.  If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions, please do not access or use this website. These terms may be changed by the SoJo Files at any time without notice. Your use of the website constitutes your agreement to be bound by these terms.

By purchasing a membership you are agreeing to have access to documentation & the terms & conditions associated with that access.  Documents & information provided by The SoJo Files is not to be used or discussed publicly without written consent from The SoJo Files. 

CONFIDENTIALITY OF COMMUNICATIONS

The SoJo Files does not guarantee the confidentiality of any communications sent through this website. Unsolicited information and material may not be treated as confidential and will not be protected. Although the use of this website may facilitate access to or communication with an administrator or employee of the SoJo Files, receipt of any such communication or transmission does not create a relationship whereby the SoJo Files is required to keep any communication you provide confidential.  Until the SoJo Files specifically agrees to protect the confidentiality of your submissions and/or designate you as an informant, you should not provide us with any confidential information or material. Although we try to maintain the utmost privacy to all our customers, informants, friends and other relationships, we cannot insure that your communication will be held private at all times.  If you prefer, you may contact the SoJo Files to request a non-disclosure/confidentiality agreement which is executed between you and the SoJo Files.  Absent such non-disclosure/confidentiality agreement, the SoJo Files will take commercially reasonable efforts to protect all communication, data, resources, informant names, contact information, and any other non-public information protected.

Although the SoJo Files has made commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that the materials contained on this site are accurate, it does not warrant or guarantee: the accuracy, currency or completeness of the materials; the site will be available without interruption, error or omission; defects will be corrected; or the website and the server(s) that make it available are free from viruses or harmful components.

The website and the materials are provided “as is” and “as available” without representations, warranties or conditions of any kind, either expressed or implied.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

The SoJo Files collects certain personal information when you create an account on this website, including but not limited to: name and email address.  When you create an account on this website, you will be provided the option to share your profile picture to the public. You may also be provided the option to publish certain comments you make from time to time.  The purpose of collecting this information includes but is not limited to: insuring you are provided a personalized experience; providing you the SoJo Files services advertised herein; sending you marketing and advertising material only related to the SoJo Files and its affiliates; providing a seamless experience across various platforms; protecting our users, services and properties; and building and manage business-to-business relationships.

If you choose to purchase a subscription, you will be directed to a third-party provider who will collect your payment information and who will not be authorized to share such information with the SoJo Files or any other third parties not disclosed on that provider’s website.

LIABILITY

​The SoJo Files and its affiliates will have no liability for any damage arising from the misuse of any information provided on this website. The information provided on the website is not legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Doing so without seeking the advice of legal counsel constitutes a misuse of the information.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARKS

The copyright in this website and all materials contained in it are owned or licensed by the SoJo Files. YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO REPRODUCE ANY MATERIAL(S) YOU COLLECT FROM THE SOJO FILES WEBSITE, AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY PURPOSE.  If you request the SoJo Files provide you a limited specific release, in writing and in advance of your reproduction, we may authorize you to reproduce certain information disclosed on the SoJo Files website, at our sole and absolute discretion.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The SoJo Files website has been designed to be a resource for information on matters that might be of interest to current or potential subscribers. As a result, there may be links throughout the website to third-party websites. These links are provided for convenience only, and do not mean that the SoJo Files endorses or recommends the information contained in linked websites, or guarantees its accuracy, timeliness, or fitness for a particular purpose. The SoJo Files takes no responsibility for the content or practices of third-party websites.

PRIVACY

We may collect, store, and use certain limited information relating to your use of our website.  The information we collect about website visitors does not enable any visitor to be individually identified, is processed only in anonymized, aggregated form, and will be used only for website analytics purposes.  The SoJo Files prides itself in maintaining confidentiality in any data collected. Any non-public personal information received by the SoJo Files from you will be retained by us and will not be sold, transferred, or otherwise disclosed to any third party, unless you have provided your consent or unless such disclosure is required by law or other court order. WE DO NOT DISCLOSE ANY NON-PUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU WITH ANYONE FOR ANY PURPOSE THAT IS NOT SPECIFICALLY PERMITTED BY LAW OR THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with regulations to guard your non-public personal information. These safeguards vary depending upon a variety of factors including the sensitivity of the information we collect and use. Despite all reasonable practices, no security method is infallible.

In the event we are required to share limited information you provide us, our sharing of such information will only occur under the following circumstances:​

  1. If you enter a contest or sweepstakes sponsored by a third party, we may share your information to provide your entry to the sponsor;

  2. For the SoJo Files service authorization;

  3. If you make a purchase for a third-party product, we may share your information to allow for the fulfillment of that order;

  4. For our use in our affiliated social networks or if you choose to make comments or share information for public use on our affiliated social media outlets (to restrict use of your activity on our social media networks, please refer to your privacy settings in the social network);

  5. When law enforcement, regulators, anti-fraud coalitions and other governing agencies require, under applicable law, that we share information we have collected in order to protect and enforce legal rights, privacy and safety of ourselves and our subscribers, protect against possible fraud or other illegal activity, respond to other requests from governmental authorities, and/or otherwise comply with legal processes; and/or

  6. If we request, in advance, your authorization to share your information for a limited, specific purpose.  Your consent may be provided by email, direct message, or by mail and you may revoke your consent for the SoJo Files to share your information for future use at any time.

 

The SoJo Files is a private news source created with the intent of providing a safe place to discuss / share local crime & information. In order to be added to this website and any other associated media outlets, you are required to purchase a subscription membership through this website for access to the information we provide. Providing a safe place for our patrons, employees & informants is our top priority. By requiring all patrons to purchase a subscription, we are able to add additional security measures. When you request a new membership account through our website, we will then confirm your membership access to purchase a subscription to our website. We reserve the right to deny any applicant access to our website and any other associated media outlets, for any reason whatsoever, with or without notice. By requesting a new membership account, you agree to adhere to our privacy rules. Members are not allowed to discuss the group’s privately shared content with people who are not members of the SoJo Files website or other associated media outlets. If you choose to disregard our privacy rules, your access to this website and any other associated media outlets will be IMMEDIATELY removed, with or without notice Employees of the SoJo Files and any of its informant’s anonymity are ALWAYS protected. Should you presume to know the identity of the SoJo Files or any of its informants and divulge the identity of the SoJo Files or its informants to anyone for ANY reason, your access to this website and any other associated media outlets will be immediately removed. All patrons who are granted access to this website and any other associated media outlets will be announced to the group and will be referred to under the account holder’s user ID created on this website. If you are removed from the group for any reason, your Instagram name and/or user ID will be posted as well as the reason why you were removed. The patron who vouched for you in order to approve your membership access will also be removed. 

 

FEEDBACK

We welcome your feedback! If you have questions or comments about the SoJo Files website, the legal notice or our privacy policy contained in these Terms and Conditions, or any other questions, please contact our website administrator at TheSoJoFiles@gmail.com

 

DISCLAIMERS

The materials provided on this website are for information purposes only. These materials constitute general newsworthy information. They do NOT constitute legal advice or other professional advice and you may not rely on the contents of this website as such. The contents of the website do not necessarily represent the opinions of the SoJo Files or its subscribers and/or contributors.

We reserve the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time to reflect changes to our practices or in the law. We will make revised Terms and Conditions accessible through this website.  Please check this website periodically for updates.  Any changes to these Terms and Conditions will be made effective when the revised Terms and Conditions are posted to this website. By continuing to use this website and/or the SoJo Files services following any changes to our Terms and Conditions, you acknowledge you have read and understand the updated Terms and Conditions, and you understand that we will collect, use and share information as stated therein.