Mobile Terms Of Service - ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI

Mobile Terms Of Service


This service is free but individual data and message plans vary and you might be charged by your provider.*

Terms and Conditions/Privacy Policy (updated: 10/30/13)

This is a legal agreement between ABC12, Lilly Broadcasting and the user ("you"). Please read the following terms carefully.

By checking the verification box on the sign-up page (I verify that I am age thirteen (13) years old or older and read and accept the Terms & Conditions), you agree to these Terms and Conditions whether or not you have read them.

If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions you must stop using the service immediately.

Lilly broadcasting/ABC12 may modify these terms and conditions from time to time including but not limited to ending the service entirely. Please continue to review this page whenever you access or use the service. Your continued use of the service will signify your acceptance of any amended terms and conditions.

Text Alerts: Text Alerts consists of the forwarding of information you have requested to be provided by Lilly Broadcasting/ABC12 and its partners. Text alerts are sent to your mobile device/phone via an SMS gateway of our choosing – your carrier might charge you a fee for this service. You agree to hold Lilly Broadcasting/ABC12 and its partners harmless for anything including but not limited to fees charged you by your SMS provider.

You may be charged by your carrier depending on your messaging plan. You are subscribed to alerts until such time as you text reply STOP to a message to deactivate that particular alert using a particular keyword. If you wish to deactivate all alerts, you can reply to any message with STOP (nothing else should be in the message) and all alerts will be deactivated.

Messages are sent at different times and frequencies based on the nature of the content:

  • Breaking News – as soon as it happens
  • Sports Scores – when the game score is FINAL
  • Weather alerts – whenever NOAA issues a watch or warning, we will send it to you
  • Weather forecasts – once a day from our weather center
  • School closings – schools and local organizations send us their information and we send it as soon as its received.

Lilly Broadcasting/ABC12 and its partners provide no guarantees whatsoever that this free service will be uninterrupted or error free – we assume no liability whatsoever in perpetuity from failing to send an alert, sending too many alerts, sending inaccurate, incomplete or out of date information.

This text messaging service is compatible with all carriers we do business with and none other.  We do not guarantee this service will work with your device.

User's Responsibility: When you register to receive Text Alerts, you warrant you are the legal and sole owner of the mobile device which you registered to receive Text Alert messages, or that you are authorized to incur any charges that may result from receiving the Text Alert messages. Further, when you register for the Text Alert messages, you must provide accurate and current information regarding your identity.  If you are under 13 years of age you cannot use this service.  Lilly Broadcasting does not monitor or maintain proof of age but we do not knowingly allow persons less than 13 years of age to sign up.

Personal Information: We do collect personal information.  Our Privacy Policy is here

Please review this carefully and often while you use our FREE service.

Text Messages: Lilly Broadcasting/ABC12 and our partners are not responsible for the content sent to your mobile device even when it is the originator of the content. We make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy or reliability or accuracy of the content.

Lilly Broadcasting/ABC12 and its partners will not be liable for any delay in performing or failure to perform any obligation via the service by circumstances beyond our reasonable control including (without limitation) any technical problems beyond our control including defects, congestion or failures of capacity or otherwise in the public data or telephone or mobile carrier network or caused by atmospheric interference, your mobile device being turned off for an extended period of time so that messages are not retained, or your being unable to obtain mobile network coverage.

Limitation of Liability: Lilly Broadcasting/ABC12 and its partners assume no liability whatsoever in perpetuity for any damage whatsoever arising from your use of this free service including negligence and breach of statutory duty) for: Any loss of direct or indirect profit or business, goodwill, contracts, revenues, management time, wasted expenses, anticipated savings or loss of or damage to data or arising from loss of data; or Any increased costs or expenses; or Any indirect or consequential loss or damage of any nature whatsoever.

Nothing in these terms and conditions shall affect either party's liability with respect to fraud, death or personal injury.

Intellectual Property: The Service is provided solely for your personal use. You may not publish copy, re-distribute or otherwise exploit any information that you receive via the Text Alert messages for any commercial purpose. The information that you receive via the Text Alerts maintains the intellectual property rights of Lilly Broadcasting/ABC12 and its partners and you acknowledge you acquire no license or other rights in respect to the Text Alert messages, except to the extent required for your use of the Text Alert messages in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

Terminating Service:  Lilly Broadcasting, ABC12 and its partners may suspend or terminate the Service at any time with immediate effect where Lilly Broadcasting, ABC12 and its partners have good reason to believe that you have violated any of these Terms and Conditions.

Lilly Broadcasting, ABC12 and its partners may request that excessive users of the Text Alerts reduce their use of the Text Alerts and Lilly Broadcasting, ABC12 and its partners may, in its sole discretion suspend your use of the Text Alerts if you do not abide by any such request.

Lilly Broadcasting, ABC12 and its partners may, in any event, be entitled to suspend its provision of the Text Alerts at any time for either routine maintenance or to terminate this agreement immediately if we receive notice that your contract with your mobile phone carrier has been canceled.

You may alter or cancel your subscription to the Alerts Service or any parts of it at Or you can unsubscribe to all Alerts by replying to a message with any of the following: STOP.

General: If any provision of this Agreement is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, whether in whole or in part, the enforceability of the remainder of this Agreement shall not be affected.

The ability to receive Text Alert messages to your mobile device is dependent on individual mobile carrier agreements and your individual wireless plan with your mobile carrier. Lilly Broadcasting, ABC12 and its partners have no interest in nor are affected by your plan whatsoever.

*Texting is currently unavailable for T-mobile customers.

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