When you use this site, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to abide by the terms described in the User Agreement.

User Agreement

Terms of Use

The World Wide Website with its home page in the domain “sdgln.com” (the “Website”) is a complimentary information and interactive community service offered by San Diego Gay & Lesbian News (“SDGLN”) at no charge to users of the World Wide Web, with the express condition that these users agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in this User Agreement. SDGLN reserves the right to change these terms and conditions any time, without notice to you, and you must consult the most recent version of this User Agreement (not an older cache version) each time you view the Website. Use of this Website constitutes your acceptance of all the following terms and conditions, in their current form or as modified.

Description of Service

SDGLN currently provides users access to an extensive amount of resources, including, but not limited to, public forums, health and medical content and online tools. SDGLN assumes no responsibility or liability for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization data or settings. All such risks shall be borne by you.

User Submissions

By submitting communications or content to any part of the site where such content would be viewable by the public (e.g. posting a public forum/bulletin board or public chat or other public communication), you agree that such submission is nonconfidential for all purposes. Any submission to the Website will be deemed and remain the property of SDGLN. You grant or warrant that the owner of such content has expressly granted SDGLN a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. SDGLN members will be listed in the SDGLN Member Directory. Should your organization not want to be listed, please notify the Webmaster, otherwise contact information will be provided.

Modifications to the Service

SDGLN reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that SDGLN shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Service.


You agree that SDGLN, in its sole discretion, may terminate your membership (or any part thereof) or use of this Service, and remove and discard any content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if SDGLN believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this user agreement. You agree that any termination of your access may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that SDGLN may immediately deactivate or delete all related information and files in your account and/or bar further access to such files or the service. Further, you agree that SDGLN shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Service.

Medical Disclaimer

You acknowledge that the information on the Website is provided “as is” for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are familiar with your individual medical needs.

Disclaimer of Warranty

SDGLN makes no warranties of any kind regarding this Website, including but not limited to any warranty of accuracy, completeness, currency, reliability, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose, or any warranty that these pages, or the server that makes them available, are free of viruses or other harmful elements, and such warranties are expressly disclaimed.

Limitation of Liability

You agree that you will hold harmless SDGLN and its officers, directors, employees, and volunteers from all claims arising out of or related to your access or use of, or your inability to access of use, this Website or the information contained in this Website or the other Websites to which it is linked. This includes, but is not limited to, information or materials viewed or downloaded from this Website or another Website to which it is linked that appeared to you or are construed by you to be obscene, offensive, defamatory, or that infringe upon your intellectual property rights. In no event will SDGLN or the contributors of information to this Website be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on such information or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.


You acknowledge that the opinions and recommendations contained in this Website are not necessarily those of SDGLN or endorsed by SDGLN. SDGLN may provide links on the Website to other Websites which are not under the control of SDGLN. In general, any Website which has an address (or URL) which does not contain “SDGLNonline.org” is such a Website. These links are provided for convenience of reference only and are not intended as an endorsement by SDGLN of the organization or individual operating the Website or a warranty of any type regarding the Website or the information on the Website.

The use of trade, firm, or corporation names in this publication (or page) is for the information and convenience of the reader. Such use does not constitute an official endorsement or approval by the United States Department of Agriculture or the Agricultural Research Service of any product or service to the exclusion of others that may be suitable.

Usage of Content

Unless otherwise indicated, all information contained on this Website, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips is copyrighted by and proprietary to the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News, and may not be copied, reproduced, transmitted, displayed, performed, distributed, sublicensed, altered, stored for subsequent use or otherwise used in whole or part in any manner without SDGLN’s prior consent, except that the user may make such temporary copies in a single computer’s RAM and hard drive cache as are necessary to browse the Website. The user may also make a single copy of the content displayed on any page of the Website to be used by the user for personal and noncommercial uses which do not harm the reputation of the SDGLN, provided that the user does not remove any trademarks, copyright, and any other notice contained in such content.

Linking Information

SDGLN is not responsible for the information or materials contained on the host Website. Links to this Website are provided for convenience of reference only and are not intended as an endorsement by SDGLN of the organization or individual operating the host Website or a warranty of any type regarding the host Website or the information on the host Website.

Content Usage

Our Content Usage Policy specifies how the information on this site may or may not be used, and include copyright, trademark, personal usage, and jurisdiction guidelines.

Internet Privacy Policy

The SDGLN Privacy Policy details our online information practices, including the use of personal information and our commitment to data security.

Our Commitment to Privacy

SDGLN respects the privacy of every individual who visits sdgln.com (“Website”). This notice explains our on-line-information practices. Because your privacy is important to us, we provide you with notice and choices about the collection and use of your information. To make this notice easy to find, links are provided at the bottom of our home page and on every page within our Website. Additionally, each page that requests personally identifiable information reminds you of the importance of your privacy and provides a link to the privacy policy. By visiting SDGLN at sdgln.com you accept the practices described in this Privacy Notice.


We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you 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 your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit https://www.networkadvertising.org.